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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 9th December 2001

Local Notes


St. Mary's Church, Clonmany.

St. Michael's Church, Urris.

Oratory, Ballyliffin.

Fr. Jack Farrell, P.P., Tel. 76264.

Fr. Peter Devlin, C.C., Tel. 76114.

A prayer of hope and longing for true justice throughout the world Advent, the season of hope, is about the coming of Christ. He has already come in past history. But he is still coming today, knocking on our hearts to let him into our lives, our thinking, attitudes and behaviour. If we follow his ideals, then his kingdom or reign will be manifest on earth. Isaiah spoke of the coming king whose wisdom would dissolve all traditional prejudices and hatred. A little child will lead them, if only we would follow. We are still far removed from lasting peace because many of our political and financial structures are unjust. Who hears the cry of the poor, helps the needy or shows pity to the weak? The reign of Christ begins with justice, builds up peace and then knows joy in the Spirit. Until then we pray:

Thy kingdom come. Father, you sent your Son, Jesus Christ, to give us confidence during our lives and to show us the way to live and prepare ourselves for the final call home to our eternal happiness. May I, with your help, live a life worthy of my calling.


Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Mary’s Church:


Mon. Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 9:30am.

Fri. 8pm.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10am. 11:30am.


Fri. 7-7:50pm.

Sat. 6-6:50pm.


Mon. Fri. 1:30-3:30pm. in the Oratory in the Day Centre.

St. Michael’s Church:



Sat. Vigil 8pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 7:15pm.


Mon. - Fri. 7:30pm. - 9:30pm.

Oratory, Ballyliffin:






Local Notes


Priest on call: Fr. Farrell is on call this week, tel. 76264. Dr. on Duty: In emergency, tel. 76173.

Saints of the week

:Tuesday: St. Damasus.
Wednesday: St. Finnian & St. Jane Frances de Chantel.
Thursday: St. Lucy. Friday: St. John of the Cross.

Months Mind Mass: 11:30am. Mass in St. Mary's Church next Sun. Dec. 16 will be offered for Willie McEleney,Isle of Doagh, on his Months Mind. May he rest in peace.

Visitation of the Sick: Fr. Farrell will attend his sick on Monday of this week.-

Sympathy: We offer sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Sarah Doherty, Drung (mother of Peggy Noone, Cloontagh), Eileen Doherty, Annagh, Michael Doherty, Derry (brother of Maureen Kerr, Tullagh) and Jackie Grant Binion, who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,248 - ?1,584.63. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,142 - ?1,450.04. Thank you for your generosity. COLLECTION FOR MISSALETTES will be taken up at all Masses this weekend Dec. 8 & 9-

Penitential Service will take place in St. Mary's Church and St. Michael's Church on Sun. Dec. 23 at 7pm.

World Youth Day will take place in Toronto, Canada in July 2002. Any young person interested please contact Fr. Farrell or Fr. Devlin.

An Grianán Theatre presents the wonderful musical by Paul Boyd Hansel & Grettel on Sat. Dec. 15 at 2:30pm. & 7pm. Fri. Dec. 21 at 7pm. & Sat. Dec. 22 at 2:30pm. & 7pm. Tickets £8 & £5.

Carmelite Retreat Centre, Derry: Three evening retreats in preparation for Christmas on Mon. Dec. 17, Tues. Dec. 18 and Wed. Dec. 19 from 7:30pm. - 10pm. An opportunity to spend some time in quiet adoration, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and celebrate Mass. All are welcome to attend. Bible Study Shared Scripture reading prayer and song on Tues. Dec. 11 at 8pm.

Day of Fast: Pope John Paul has called for a "Day of Fast" to be celebrated on Fri. Dec. 14. The Holy Father said; "We know that prayer acquires force if it is coupled with fasting and almsgiving.During Advent, we Christians prepare ourselves in prayer for the celebration of Christmas.At this opportune time, I ask with fervour to God so that he will grant the world a stable peace, based on justice, and make it possible to find adequate solutions to the many conflicts that trouble the world".

Parish Draw Results:

1st. £500 Edward Devlin, Mindoran. Promoter: Johnny McEleney.
2nd. £100 Sadie Devlin, Glebe. Promoter: Bridie McDaid.
3rd. £100 Katie McGonigle, Cloontagh. Promoter: Josephine Noone.
4th. £100 Eileen Harkin, Magheramore. Promoter: Bridget Coyle.
5th. £100 Jennifer Ivers, Dunaff. Promoter: Alan Friel.
6th. £100 Harkin Family, Annagh. Promoter: Ellen Ann Grant.
7th. £50 Mary T. Devlin, Annagh. Promoter: Majella Gill.
8th. £50 Philip Doherty, Dunaff. Promoter: Veronica Friel.
9th. £50 Hannah Doherty, Tornabratley. Promoter: Maureen & Madeline.
10th. £50 Sally Money, Tullagh. Promoter: Paddy Kerr.

Profit for the month of November was £1,975. Thank you to our promoters and all who support the draw.

Prize Winners of the Clonmany Tug of war Members Draw - Nov. 30

1st. £14,000 Patrica Grant, Hillside, Linsfort, Buncrana.
2nd. £2,000 Michael Faulkner, Cockhill Rd., Buncrana.
3rd. £1,000 Paul & Karol Doherty, C/o 1 Rockfield Terrace, Buncrana.
4th. £500 Charlie Kearney, Redcastle.
5th. £250 Hugh McEleney, Ard, Cloontagh, Clonmany.
6th. £250 William Gill, Gorteran, Clonmany.
7th. £150 Kevin & Patrica Duffy, Lisfannon, Buncrana.
8th. £100 James Doherty, Ardagh, Ballyliffin.
9th. £100 Naomi & Ethan Kerr, Quay Street, Moville.
10th. £100 William McGonigle, Cloontagh, Clonmany.
11th. £500 Daniel Doherty, Shandrum, Drumfries.

Congratulations to our draw winners and many thanks to all who supported and helped us in any way in 2001.

S.V.P. Christmas Appeal - The Annual Christmas Collection will be taken up this weekend at all Masses. Please give as generously as you can. Anyone who may need help over the Christmas period please contact any member of the Society or Fr. Devlin, 76114.

Carndonagh Community School: Annual Carol Service in the Aras Building on Thurs. Dec. 13 at 8pm. All are welcome.

Christmas Swim: Clonmany Parent and Toddler Group will hold the 4th. Annual Christmas Swim at 10am. on Christmas morning at Leenan Beach. Sponsor cards are available from Christine McGonigle, Cross, Clonmany tel. 086 8954063 or Anne Doherty, Station House, Rasheeny, tel. 76806. Proceeds in aid of the Children's Ward and Nursery, Letterkenny Hospital. Come along and enjoy the fun and craic.

Clonmany N.S. Parents Association Disco in St. Mary's Hall on Sun. Dec.16 from 7-8:30pm. for all National School children. Shop available in the hall. Adm. £1.

Mary's Hairdresser's, Chapel Glen will be closed on Thurs. Dec. 13. Late night on Wed. Dec. 12 until 8:30pm. Tel. 76576.

Y.C. Draw Results, week 41, Nov. 28:

1st. Theresa McLaughlin, Annagh. Promoter: Joan & Marion Grant.
2nd. John & Gary Doherty, Gorteran. Promoter: Martina Noone.
3rd. Geraldine Devlin, Tullagh. Promoter: Marie Kelly.
4th. Janet Coyle, Roxtown. Promoter: Mary Duffy.

Mini Lotto Nos. Nov. 24: 4, 5, 16, 19, 20, 21.

No jackpot winner. Winner of £100: John Crossan, Cloontagh, Clonmany. Winners of £10: Breege Gill, Gorteran. Joe Grant, Tornabratley, Charlie Gibbons, I.O.D. John McLaughlin, I.O.D. Oliver Killian, Co. Longford.

Jackpot this week is £9,600.


Urris G.A.A. Club

Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Thurs. at 9pm. Spot prizes for Christmas.

Match & Win Results - Thurs. Nov. 29.

Years drawn: 1960, 1967, 1970, 1974. £10

Winners: Danny & Dolores Kelly, Tullagh. Morey Furey, Killybegs. Mary McDevitt, Glangad. Andrew Nelson, Rasheeny. Pat Doherty, Tullagh. Jackpot Dec. 6, £1,475. Ceili Classes every Monday in St. Mary's Hall from 9pm. - 10:30pm.

Club Meeting on Wed. Dec. 12 in the clubhouse. All members please attend. Club's Christmas Draw for Underage: Many prizes to be won - Beautiful Christmas Hamper, Meal Voucher etc. Tickets £1 each available from players and committee. Returns please to club meeting on Wednesday.

Scór na nÓg Co. Final on Sun. Dec. 16 at 2pm. in Ballybofey. Bus leaves Urris at 11:30am. Supporters wishing to travel tel. Patsy 76492 before Monday evening - Good luck to all.

Rasheeny F.C.


Rasheeny Res. 5 Illies Res. 0


Sun. Dec. 9: Rasheeny F.C. V Illies F.C. at 2pm.

This match takes place in Trawbreaga Park and not as stated in papers.

Golden Goal: Last week's winner was Michael McLaughlin, Magherard, Ballyliffin.

Clonmany Shamrocks


Cockhill Celtic 2 Clonmany Shamrocks 4

Clonmany Res. 7 Culdaff Res. 1

Fixtures: Sun. Dec. 9: Killea F.C. V Clonmany Shamrocks K.O. 2pm.

Bingo draw results: 1st. Mary McDaid, Glebe. 2nd. Anne Shields, Rooskey.

Clonmany Tug-O-War

All Ireland Indoor Tug-o-war in St. Brigid's Youth Club today, Sun. Dec. 9. Weigh in at 10:30am. First pull at 1pm. Please support your local teams.


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